Sula Vineyards was the proud recipient of 13 awards at the recently held Indian Wine Awards, 2019. Sula Vineyards’ wins included 6 Silver and 4 Gold medals. The Sula Riesling 2019 won the ‘Best Pairing with Chicken Kung Pao’ award while The Source Grenache Rose 2019 India won the ‘Best in Show’ along with the Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2018, Argentina. The winners can clearly be identified with a striking sticker on each bottle that makes it stand out from the rest.
The 3rd edition of the Indian Wine Awards recognised 116 winning wines being crowned from a total of 376 wine nominations and 17 restaurants for their wine programs. The India Wine Awards led by the most qualified and foremost wine professionals in India and abroad, is an initiative powered by Sonal Holland MW, India’s first Master of Wine, Founder- Director of SoHo Wine Club and her namesake Academy. Wines entered in the competition were judged over two days, in September this year, by a panel chaired by Sonal Holland MW, comprising 17 distinguished wine professionals, hospitality leaders and tastemakers. As always, the tastings were done blind, without any knowledge of producer, region or quality level.
Over the past two decades, Sula Vineyards has continually established itself as a leader in the Indian wine industry, with milestones across its winemaking, tourism and business ventures. Since the sale of its first bottle of wine in 1999, the brand has made a mark in the Indian wine industry by capturing over 60% of the wine market and establishing itself as a pioneer and innovator par excellence. It is also one of the most sustainable wineries in the world.
Applauding the India Wine Awards initiative and the wins, Rajeev Samant, Founder & CEO, Sula Vineyards said, “The India Wine Awards is such an important initiative for our wine industry in India. We need a credible awarding body that recognizes noteworthy wines being produced in India as well as imported wines that are coming into the country; something that a consumer can refer to when selecting their wines. India Wine awards, as the country’s apex and most premium awards is a necessary step towards recognising wines that are worth drinking.”
Speaking on the occasion, Sonal Holland MW said, “We feel proud that in three years, since our launch in 2017, we have established India Wine Awards as the biggest and the most authoritative wine competition in the country that holds authenticity, credibility, relevance and integrity as its 4 cornerstones. It is equally exciting that the India Wine Awards which recognizes, rewards and celebrates the best of wines and wine programs in the country, continues to get bigger, bolder and broader in its vision, with education, empowerment and experiences at the heart of its creative intent.”
The Indian Wine Awards reiterate the fine winemaking skills and choicest selection of grapes that has been the brand’s forte and establishes Sula as a forerunner even today.
List of Sula wines who won the Award:
- Sula Rasa Zinfandel 2018, India (Gold)
- Sula Chenin Blanc Reserve 2019, India (Gold)
- Sula Sauvignon Blanc 2019, India (Gold)
- Sula Rasa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, India (Gold)
- The Source Sauvignon Blanc 2019, India (Silver)
- Sula Brut, India (Silver)
- Sula Chenin Blanc 2019, India (Silver)
- Sula Rasa Shiraz 2018, India (Silver)
- Sula Zinfandel (Red) 2019, India (Silver)
- Sula Zinfandel Rose 2019, India (Silver)
- The Source Grenache Rose 2019, (Best in Show)
- Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2018, Argentina (Best in Show)
- Sula Reisling 2019, India (Best Wine pairing with Chicken Kung Pao)